Bodies of 2 Children Found in California Storage Unit

A 3rd child is 'fighting for her life'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2015 12:55 PM CST

(Newser) – Two people already in custody on suspicion of child abuse, torture, and mayhem are now being investigated for homicide after the bodies of two young children were found in a California storage unit Monday, the New York Times reports. The Plumas County Sheriff's Office arrested 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel and 39-year-old Tami Joy Huntsman on Friday in Salinas, Calif. Per KSBW, the victim in the original incident is a young girl who is alive but "fighting for her life" after being "severely abused." The Times reports the bodies of two other children were found in the storage locker about 300 miles from Salinas in Redding, Calif.

The deceased children—ages 3 and 5—were siblings, KSBW reports. Their relationship to the third victim or the suspects is unclear. According to the Sacramento Bee, police searched an apartment in Salinas on Monday. And a post on the Redding Police Department's Facebook page simply states the bodies were discovered after "further investigation." The identities of the children are not being released, and an autopsy is pending on the two found in the storage locker, the Bee reports. (Read more child abuse stories.)

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